Acadia

Nov 6, 2012 7:04 PM by Chris Welty

Acadiana Woman Helps Bring Voters to Polls

An Acadiana woman is making sure everyone in her community exercises their right to vote.

Delores Handy, better known as Mrs. Dee is armed with her candy red pick-up truck and her megaphone.

"Let's clear the road, we've got some voters coming in," said Mrs. Dee through her megaphone while driving through Crowley.

Since the polls opened she's picked up dozens of voters who otherwise would not have a way to go vote.

"No matter who you're voting for, go out and cast your vote."

Latasha Woods says if Mrs. Dee didn't approach her she probably would not have voted.

"Sometimes we need someone to push us to the point to get out," said Woods.

Since the summer, Mrs. Dee has registered more than 200 first time voters and dozens of elderly or disabled residents so they can vote from home.

"They were very proud, very enthused that I had gone knocking on doors."

Mrs. Dee says her mission will continue after Election Day, hoping to spread the importance of having your voice heard.

Chris Welty
cwelty@katctv.com

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